With Father's Day coming up, I was contacted by Remington to review and giveaway a Remington Vacuum Beard and Grooming Kit for a special male in your life (giveaway at the bottom of the blog post!)
The groomer is unique because it contains a vacuum and compartment to collect the hairs to suck away cut hairs and keep the sink clean!
The trimmer comes with a blue adjustable comb cap, as well as 4 combs in different lengths as well as a detail trimmer and a foil for regular shaving.
So to review it, I asked my long-suffering boyfriend Sam to try it out.
Sam tends to like a bit of "designer stubble" and dislikes being clean shaven. In the photos above and below, he's grown his facial hair for a couple of days and is starting to feel a bit unshaven! Sam tends to like a close shave as his facial hair doesn't tend to grow very well, but also doesn't want to be clean shaven and baby-faced so this trimmer gives him the chance to get the perfect length.
Using the shaver, he found he had to try the attachments a few times - there are so many it took him a while to find which attachment and length setting he preferred. Sam tried the foil to give a closer shave, but found this didn't give a consistent length so preferred to opt for the other shaver heads. We think his beard may have been too long for the foil at this point.
For his preferred shave, he used the trimmer and the detail trimmer. The trimmer goes down to the shortest length which is 2mm.
Sam found that the 2mm shaver was good, but he had to be careful about the angle he held it at - it took some practice. Also he said that the vacuum makes you not realise you are cutting your hair! Apparently making a mess in the sink is an indication it's working so it took a while to get used to!
The shaver is comfortable to hold - it's larger, feels really solid and well built which makes it easy to manage without dropping or slipping.
The detail trimmer was really good for getting the finer outline of his facial hair neat. Sam has a really sensitive face and found it didn't make his skin red or agitated unlike other shavers he's used. We also used it to neaten up the hair on the back of his neck!
And no mess in the sink!
The hair was all trapped in this little container
And could be dumped into the sink in a small area which made it much easier to wash away!
The results - very handsome
The beard trimmer helped neaten up his facial hair - you can especially see it around the moustache and that the line between his sideburn and moustache is neater.
The overall review: a good product for guys with a beard! We think Sam's facial hair was too short for this product to be used to it's full, but if your man (or you, if you're reading Mr), have a beard which needs neatening, areas which needs to be sculpted and are the proud owner of designer stubble (which isn't thin or on the ginger side... sorry Sam), then this product could be for you. The sink was stubble free, and will hopefully remain that way from now on - particularly as Sam is now using it to cut his own hair - and beard sculpting is easier with the huge choice in attachments. Men - make sure you have lots of time and patience to test each attachment and find out which will work best for you and please WASH AWAY YOUR STUBBLE!
The shaver is £54.99 (although at Boots currently, it's on offer for £39.99 as of 1/6/14)
If you want to win one for yourself or a special man in your life, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below - it runs until 11.59pm on Sunday 8th June 2014 and is only for UK entrants (due to shipping costs, sorry). Good luck!